It's autumn, can you believe it?
I wanted to pop in yesterday but I was in pruning madness.
There are fresh roses springing up, as they do at this time of the year.
And so my mind dances between summer and fall.
I've been painting little pumpkins.
Just a couple coats of standard acrylic craft paint does the trick.
I'm so pleased with their bright cheeriness.
The little turquoise ones really hit the spot too.
Just remember that if you put a teal pumpkin outside your house for Halloween it means that you are giving out food free items to trick or treaters (such as little toys) for kids with food allergies.
So, teal is the food allergy pumpkin color, isn't that cute?
You can google the details on that if you want to know more.
I never get any trick or treaters way out here, so my little blue babies will just be for fun.
I'm feeling very colorful lately.
Pops of happy candy colors and such.
It was such a glorious hiking day today, the clouds were unreal.
The air, the ambience, the entire weather experience was sublime.
I post regular pics on Instagram if you fancy a peek.
So, it was grey with dappled sun here and there and soft rain.
Soooo perfect for the autumn mood.
Lighting a few candles and starting to decorate a little.
My new rose bushes (not that I needed any more, but you know) are doing incredibly well.
Gifting gobs of roses over and over.
Can't go wrong with a Gene Boerner rose bush I say.
Stacks of happy colors, yay!
I'm just beginning to decorate my dining table.
I lost a day this week with rodent drama in my holiday decor shed.
It was sealed shut but it's par for the course in the country.
I ended up throwing away a lot and then somehow was inspired for something fresh and new.
It was actually liberating to be forced to get rid of most of my old holiday decor.
The good stuff was safe in bins or secure in the tiny cottage so no worries.
Anywho, here I am painting pumpkins now, so fun.
I'm not sure exactly where I'm going with my decor.
But fresh roses and pink and orange stripes are stealing my heart.
Grey day (we love those in the land of sun) & happy mantle...
Such a neat way to plunge into a new season.
I think autumn is beloved by most isn't it?
It sure is nice to get a break from the heat.
I love October, it's not too far away is it?
I just don't like how fast the next 3 months go.
Need to savor each day.
I just pruned 8 wheel barrows of a climbing rose that is eating my little gallery building in the garden.
Currently used as an office but soon to be mine again.
I need to rebuild my dear scarecrow, maybe as soon as I finish typing actually.
I'm supposed to be at some fancy event tonight but somehow movies and pajamas want to win me over.
Okay, they more than likely will.
I've been going to bed very early and waking up very early.
When I was a kid I'd fall asleep in restaurants all the time.
I could not stay up.
My parents would pull two chairs together to make me a little bed or find a cozy booth for me.
I remember going in and out of sleep to the sounds of a restaurant.
Clanking forks and plates, chatter of people, scents of cooking.
Still a fond sound.
I love closing my eyes at breakfast joints and hearing the sounds.
Such good smells in a morning cafe too.
The good news is, now that the days are cooler I can enjoy a morning breakfast away instead of tending garden madly.
Watering and protecting all the growing things.
It's time for a break, yessssss!
I loooove my garden but boy the summer is long here.
There I go veering again, the one thing I'm great at.
Soooo, off I got for now.
Ps: Since it's Jon Secada Friday...
(My sister and I invented this as our time of playing blast to the past tunes for each other. We used to do this over the phone on Friday nights when she lived in New Mexico and we still do sometimes. Music obsessives, for sure.)
Anywho, I was going to leave you with Elegia (when it came on in Stranger Things I immediately thought about Blane, Andie and Ducky, talk about blast to the past) but then I thought, maybe too moody for candy colored pumpkins. If you've seen Stranger Things on Netflix, the soundtrack is fab isn't it?
All that to say...
Since we have pink pumpkins I'll leave you with the Psychedelic Furs <3